If the clothes in your closet are outdated or ill-fitting, then it’s high time for a new wardrobe. Trends change quickly and this can leave you feeling overwhelmed when shopping for new pieces.
Before you start, clean out your closet to make space and reduce clutter. This will also give you a clearer picture of what you need to buy. To prevent impulse buying, have a checklist of the items on your must-have list.
To help get you started, we have compiled the items you need in your closet right now:
A Light Blazer
A light blazer is ideal for layering and will dress up any outfit. The right design will be perfect for trans-seasonal wear and warmer nights. When the winter weather hits, your lightweight blazer can be worn over a jumper or under a heavier coat.
Subtle colors will be more versatile, and popular options include black, grey, navy and tan. If you want to add a pop of personality, look for a brighter blazer in red or yellow.
Jeans That Flatter
Every woman needs a flattering pair of jeans. The style you choose should depend on your body type, but a slim fitting black variety will usually work well. High waist jeans make a fashion statement and are one of the most flattering fits.
Unless you are familiar with the brand, it is always best to try on jeans first before purchasing. Sizing, fit and quality can vary significantly, and because you’ll be wearing your jeans regularly, you need the perfect pair!
Don’t forget to purchase some pretty lingerie for your closet. Pieces that fit well and look sexy will make you feel good and boost your confidence. In addition to your everyday undergarments, make sure you include a few special items. Lacy styles and garters should be on your list to give you options that are both sensuous and feminine.
A Little Black Dress
There should be a little black dress in every closet. A simple cut in a dark shade can be dressed up or down with accessories, making it one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe. For spontaneous nights out, having a black dress will mean you always have something to wear. Find a design in which you feel good. Whether it’s an over-the-knee style, strapless or flared skirt, there is a little black dress out there that you will love.
High heels give you extra height and enhance your calves. However, they aren’t always practical (or comfortable) and sometimes you need a cute pair of flat shoes. You may also need multiple pairs to cater to the different seasons and your daily activities. Consider a pair of casual sneakers, flip flops, ankle boots and ballet flats. With this combination of flat shoes, you will have a pair for every occasion.
A Versatile Closet
If you are ready to clean out your closet and purchase new items, be sure to include versatile pieces that can be worn in different ways. Whether it is for work, relaxing or going out, make sure you always have something to wear.
In your closet, you should have pretty lingerie, a good pair of jeans, cute flat shoes and a light blazer for layering. With these essentials and more, you can mix and match with other on-trend items.